Philosophy

April 22, 2016

Earth Day

In order to celebrate Earth Day we partnered with Keep Florida Beautiful, an organization that engages and educates citizens, visitors and communities to improve Florida through […]
March 31, 2015

Move Over, Rosie, 2nd Grade is on the Go

  This post was written by Jennifer Edgar, CLC’s Lead 2nd Grade Teacher.  Inspired by a Tallahassee Democrat news story, 2nd grade self-initiated a service project […]
February 2, 2015

Transformations — Preschoolers and the Alzheimer’s Project

The following post was written by Jessica Spurlock (preschool Lead Teacher) and Patty Callender (Music Teacher).  Service learning is an integral part of CLC’s philosophy, and […]
December 18, 2014

Kindergarten Day at the Farm (Video)

This video speaks for itself, so we’ll let it. Special thanks to board member and parent, Laura Ciociola, for filming and producing the film. We love […]
December 18, 2014

Wired for Success

We think about brains a lot around here. A lot. What’s good for them. What’s bad for them. What do they need more of and what […]
November 3, 2014

Invitation to Fail

This post was originally published in CLC’s Friday News last winter.   I am not afraid to admit it: I am the sap who tears up […]
April 14, 2014

CLC on Schedule for IB Authorization

This piece was written by Karen Metcalf, CLC’s IB Coordinator and Middle School Science Teacher.  Last week we took our next step in the journey to […]
December 16, 2013

Developmentally Speaking . . .

Imagine if cars’ seats didn’t move, mirrors weren’t adjustable, and seatbelts all came in one size. We’d all be masters at physical contortion or miserable. Or […]
October 29, 2013

Kindergarten’s Butterflies

A moment in time: One of the butterflies the kindergarteners have been eagerly awaiting to emerge from their chrysalises finally did. Even after warming up, it […]
August 13, 2013

Changing Education Paradigm — RSA

In our recent International Baccalaureate IB staff training, we were treated to the below video in which Sir Ken Robinson’s brilliant TEDtalk is illustrated via RSA. While it […]
August 8, 2013

The Myth of Average

Todd Rose’s brilliant talk at TEDxSonoma expands on a startlingly simple point: When you design for the average, you design for no-one. He suggests instead we to need design […]